Aden + Anais Sleeping Bags Review

sleeping bag

I can't say anything negative about Aden + Anais, I absolutely love them.  Plain and simple, they make some of the best products in "baby land."  Once we got hooked on the blankets from swaddling Ke'alohi the first couple months of her life, she started wiggling out of the swaddles.  To our excitement, there was a great alternative to swaddling without Lucas and I having to leave a blanket in the crib, the Aden + Anais Sleeping Bag. Even … [Read more...]

Bugaboo Bee Plus Review


Having a Bugaboo stroller was something that I always thought about and wanted but knew wasn't realistic.  We just didn't have the money to throw at a $700 stroller.  So I settled on a more rational stroller.  My "rational" stroller lasted six months before I finally gave up on it and realized that it just wasn't for us and the lifestyle we lived.  Thankfully the stars aligned that week and Bugaboo had their annual sample sale and we were … [Read more...]

Cloth Diapering | Washing Your Diapers


One of the most daunting things when deciding whether or not you are going to cloth diaper is washing the diapers.  When I first brought up the idea of cloth diapering Lucas's first comment was "I don't want to touch poop."  He made it veryclear that I would be the one that washes the diapers.  After I did some research and talked to other cloth diapering moms I realized that it was actually quite easy to wash the diapers. The system we use … [Read more...]

ZoLi Bot Straw Sippy Cup Review


I must start this by saying that switching Ke'alohi from a bottle has been a struggle.  We have tried so many different sippy cups that I almost gave up hope that Ke'alohi would ever give up her bottle.  Our quest to find a sippy cup that Ke'alohi would take to started with Born-Free, Avent, Munchkin, Nuby, Nuk and Playtex.  All of these cups were very unsuccessful for us.  Then we decided to skip the sippy cup altogether and go straight … [Read more...]

Britax Boulevard 70 CS Review


When we were looking into convertible car seats, I knew that I wanted a Britax, no questions asked.  They are always on the top of safety reviews, customer reviews and on the consumer report ratings.  The only problem we really had was picking which Britax car seat that we wanted to get.  Right away, we eliminated the Advocate because we thought it was way too big. Even though we had a small SUV,  I just couldn't imagine having that huge … [Read more...]

My Surprising Passion: Homemade Baby Food

Sweet Potato

From when I was pregnant, I was on the hunt to not only do what was best for Ke'alohi, but to do what was the most efficient and economical for our family.  When it came to baby food, we knew that we wanted to give Ke'alohi organic and healthy food and thought that making our own baby food might be "doable."  Some people laughed and thought we were crazy but it really is such a great way to feed your child and this way we knew exactly every … [Read more...]

Cloth Diapering | Why I Chose to Cloth Diaper


Now that we have been using cloth diapers for almost a month now and I'm still loving it, I've decided to write about why I made the decision to switch to cloth diapers.  I'm not going to lie to you all and say that we haven't had our hiccups and we are still finding our system, but I'm so glad that we finally made the switch.  We are exclusively cloth diapering at home and intend on transitioning our daycare to them when they are done with … [Read more...]